Digital Participation Charter Fund to boost digital skills in Scotland

The Ministry of Culture of Scotland announced that $ 200,000 will be invested to support the work of the Digital Participation Charter Fund. This initiative consists in a group of organizations that uses their expertise to help people from the community to gain digital skills for improving their lives and becoming eligible for the workforce.

The fund is administered by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organizations (SCVO) since 2014, and will now for the sixth time provide grants to boost digital skills for citizens. According to SCVO director David McNeill, “The charter fund has enabled community projects to assist over 15,000 people to improve their job prospects or reduce social isolation by developing basic digital skills.”

At the same time, Citizens Advice Scotland joined the project becoming the 500th signatory organization supporting the work of the Digital Participation Charter Fund.

Source: Third Force News